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Subject: Murder-by-Month Mystery series
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 4:40 PM ET
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This series by author, Jess Lourey, is impossible to find anywhere. I had all of them on my wishlist for months. I took them off because they weren't moving. They are all rated 4-5 star books, so why aren't they in any stores? I finally found 'September Fair' at B&N the other day, but that's because it was just released. The only places that I see them on are on the online book sites. Do any of you have any of these books? Here are the names of the books in the series: May Day, June Bug, Knee-High by the 4th of July, August Moon, and September Fair.

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 5:35 PM ET
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I've not seen them anywhere but here and I have been on the WL for the first two or three for a coon's age.  I doubt I'll ever receive them.

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 6:30 PM ET
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AMazon has them new and used for pretty reasonable prices.  By the new prices I am guessing they are tradesized books. But it looked like they had used ones starting at $5. 

Date Posted: 9/26/2009 6:31 PM ET
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Sorry, I don't. I actually bought May Day from Amazon not long after it came out as the author is local to me, but I didn't like it and gave up after 75 pages or so. (I gave it more of a chance than my usual 50 pages since I paid like $11 for it, being that it's a trade size PB.) Lots of folks do love 'em, but I am not much of a cozy, chick-lit kinda gal. Whoever got the copy I posted got basically a brand new copy. LOL

I think there are a lot of lesser-known authors that have the same exposure problem--their publishers can't afford a lot of publicity or sending out advance copies or try to sell to smaller bookstores, so they rely on word of mouth which doesn't always get the job done, unfortunately for those of us who PREFER something other than the muckety muck that passes for the bestseller list.


Date Posted: 9/27/2009 3:29 AM ET
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Barnes and Noble had them last time I was there.

I used interlibrary loan for the ones I read.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 9:21 PM ET
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the publisher is midnight ink books- their site is midnightinkbooks,com and they have all the books on there for sale-

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 10:00 PM ET
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Thank you Samantha for that great website. There are several books on there that have been off and on my wishlist forever.

Last Edited on: 9/28/09 2:24 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/28/2009 1:44 AM ET
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 I have them all ('cept for September) but I was lucky cuz I nabbed them on the wishlist thread a long time ago after having them wishlisted forever. Someone was offering all four together. I was ecstatic, to say the least. :P

Date Posted: 9/28/2009 2:28 AM ET
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I bought September Fair yesterday at B&N. I hope to get the others someday.